FLASHBACK: In Inspector Maigret’s old haunt – 36 Quai des Orfévres Jan31

FLASHBACK: In Inspector Maigret’s old haunt –...

This article comes from issue 2 back when Cara Black’s second book was out. In Inspector Maigret’s old haunt – 36 Quai des Orfévres By Cara Black The morning had finally arrived, after months of correspondance, manuevering through the proper bureaus, wangling letters of introductions, writing THE application, I stood at 36 quai des Orféres in sun-mottled Paris. Officially approved, with a coveted appointment for a tour of the Police Préfecture! Patricia Cornwell, the only other American writer to achieve such a distinction had preceeded me. With notebooks, taperecorder and camera ready in my backpack, I took a deep breath,...

Timothy Hallinan Signs Deal With Soho Crime Sep12

Timothy Hallinan Signs Deal With Soho Crime

Timothy Hallinan has signed a deal, with Soho Crime, for his Junior Bender series. The deal is a departure from Soho’s usual fare. Hallinan’s series is set in the U.S., whereas Soho has always focused on overseas mysteries. The deal will start with CRASHED, the hardcover will be published on November 13, 2012. Crashed had previously been self published as an e-book. Hallinan had previously worked with Soho on THE FEAR ARTIST.

THE EVOLUTION OF A COVER – James R. Benn Jul26

THE EVOLUTION OF A COVER – James R. Benn

After submitting my manuscript last year for the upcoming Billy Boyle novel—the sixth—titled A Mortal Terror, the good folks at Soho Press asked for some cover ideas. Readers are often interested in what goes into the design of a book cover, and how much input authors have. In my case, I’m lucky to have plenty. Here’s a review of the thought and design process that went into A Mortal Terror (to be released September 13, 2011). The book delves into a story as old as warfare. Combat Fatigue, known today as Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. It has had many designations, including Soldier’s Heart, from the American Civil War, a name that seems to...

Buzz Bin Book Reviews – Crimespree 36

This is a good season for debut novels.  One of the new authors landing on the desks here in the Crimespree offices is Carol McCleary with her first book THE ALCHEMY OF MURDER (Forge). Set in Paris during the world’s fair of 1889 it’s the perfect place and setting for a killer to get lost in crowds. Reporter Nellie Bly thinks the killings are tied into an epidemic that is killing thousands of people. This is an entertaining book and McCleary does a great job of dropping the reader right into the Paris of the late 1800’s. Adding real life authors like Oscar Wilde and Jules Verne into the mix is just the icing on an incredible cake. We loved...

EVIL FOR EVIL by James R Benn: Book Review

EVIL FOR EVIL James R. Benn 2009 SOHO Books Book four in the Billy Boyle WWII series is a real winner. This series has been consistently well written and entertaining. EVIL FOR EVIL opens with Billy being sent to Northern Ireland to recover some stolen guns and hopefully keep them from falling into the wrong hands. The Germans hope that hostilities in Northern Ireland will distract the British and so Billy’s mission is important on a number of levels. With the help of an undercover operative he investigates but finds many suspects on all sides. The seriousness of his mission escalates as the body count rises. Benn writes about this era in...